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29 Aug 2009

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan - Selection Process



KVS - Selection Process:

The Sangathan will hold written examinations as per scheme of examination given below, for the recruitment to the above mentioned officer cadre post and non-teaching post at Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Dehradun, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jabalpur, Kolkata, Jaipur, Jammu, Lucknow, Mumbai, Patna and Port Blair. The written examinations for officer’s grade, i.e., Education Officer and Principal will be held at Delhi only.

The centres for the examinations as mentioned above are subject to change at the discretion of the Sangathan. While every effort will be made to allot the candidates, the centre of his/ her choice for the examination, the Sangathan may at its discretion allot a different centre to the candidate in case sufficient candidates do not opt for a particular centre for any post or for any other administrative reason (s). No request for change of examination centre once allotted will be entertained and the candidate will have to appear at the allotted centre at his/her expenses.

The mode of selection shall include a written test/skill test/interview.

For Officer Cadres and Non-Teaching Posts:

  1. For the post of EO, the written examination will be objective type. The paper will be containing 180 objective type questions with four multiple-choice answers like Reasoning Ability (40), General English (30), General Knowledge with specific emphasis on education (70) and Management Aptitude (40) with duration of three hours.
  2. For Principal there will be two papers; first paper (objective type) General Awareness (40), Child Psychology (35), Educational Methodology (35), Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning and Data Sufficiency (40) and paper two: Bilingual competence-(objective) (50), Written communication skill (subjective) (50),Subjective/Descriptive (100).
  3. The written examination will be objective type for other Non-Teaching Posts. Paper-I (General Paper) will be containing 100 objective type questions with four multiple choice answers in the subject like General English (20), General Hindi (20), General Knowledge (20), Quantitative Aptitude (20) and Reasoning (20). The duration of the paper will be 2 hours. For the post of Assistant the objective type examination will be followed by a descriptive examination of 3 hours duration, i.e., paper-II containing in English and Hindi languages to test the subject competency of candidates. For the post of Jr. Stenographer, UDC, LDC, the candidates qualifying in the objective type examination will be required to appear for a practical test, i.e., Paper-II/III/IV and II, III respectively consisting computer operation test, typing test, shorthand test, the date and time will be intimated separately to the short listed candidates.

For Teaching Posts:

  1. For Teaching post viz. Drawing Teacher (DT) and Physical Education Teacher (PET), the 1st paper which is meant for screening of candidates shall have two parts. The first part will consist of objective type questions covering areas viz., General Knowledge, English Language Skill, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, Current Affairs, Education, General Science and Indian Constitution etc. This will carry 50% marks.
  2. The Second part will consist of objective type questions on the subject offered by the candidates for selection. This will be also 50% marks.
  3. The 2nd paper meant for evaluation of language competence will be of qualifying in nature. However, the candidate will be expected to obtain 20% marks in English & Hindi separately as well as minimum 33% in this paper as a whole in order to qualify the test.
  4. The 3rd paper shall be subject paper containing long and short answer questions pertaining to subject/post for which a candidate has applied. The questions may be recall type questions to test the conceptual understanding of the topics. A few questions on drawing interpretations from given raw data and some situational questions may also be asked to test the analytical ability and intelligence of the candidates.
  5. It is essential for all candidate to appear at all the examinations as per above details. In case a candidate is found absent in any of the tests his/her answer sheet will not be evaluated. For the evaluation purpose no negative marking will be given. The detailed scheme of examination is as under:

Scheme of Written Examination:

I. Miscellaneous Teaching Posts:

Sl. No. Name of Post Date of Exam. Type of Paper Difficulty Level Timings Paper Subject(s) Total Marks
1. PET 27.12.09 Objective - 0900 - 1100 hrs I General Paper 120
Descriptive +2 Level 1100 - 1200 hrs II Language Proficiency 40
Descriptive Diploma/ Graduation 1400 - 1700 hrs III Subject Paper 120
2. DRG TR. 27.12.09 Objective - 0900 - 1100 hrs I General Paper 120
Descriptive +2 Level 1100 - 1200 hrs II Language Proficiency 40
Descriptive Diploma/ Graduation 1400 - 1700 hrs III Subject Paper 120

Note:

  1. The detailed syllabus for the Paper III in respect of Misc. Teaching Posts (Drawing Teacher and PET) is available on KVS website.
  2. It may be noted that the NCERT syllabi shall also form part of the core syllabi as notified with the advertisement.

Scheme of Examination for Officer Posts:

Sl. No. Name of Post Date of Examinat-ion Type of Paper Difficulty Level Timings Paper Subject(s) Total Marks
1. EO 06.12.09 Objective Post Graduation 0900 - 1200 hrs I General Paper 180
2. PR 06.12.09 Objective Post Graduation 0900 - 1200 hrs I General Paper 150
06.12.09 Descriptive - 1400 - 1700 hrs II Descriptive 200

Scheme of Examination Non-Teaching Posts:

Sl. No. Name of Post Date of Examinat-ion Type of Paper Difficulty Level Timings Paper Subject(s) Total Marks
1. Asstt. 09-10 Jan. 10 Objective Graduation 1000 - 1200 hrs I General Paper 100
Descriptive - 1400 - 1700 hrs II Communication Skills 100
2. UDC
09-10 Jan. 10 Date for practical test will be intimated later.
Objective - 1000-1200 hrs I General Paper 100
Practical Computer Proficiency - II
MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, MS Power Point and Internet.
100
3. LDC
09-10 Jan. 10 Date for practical test will be intimated later.
Objective - 1000-1200 hrs I General Paper 100
Practical
Typing speed Eng. 30 w.p.m. Hindi 25 w.p.m.
- II Typing Test English/Hindi 50
Computer Proficiency - III
MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, MS Power Point and Internet.
100
4. Jr. Steno
09-10 Jan. 10 Date for practical test will be intimated later.
Objective / ShortAnswer - 1000-1200 hrs I General Paper 100
Practical Shorthand speed 80 w.p.m. - II Shorthand 50
Typing speed 40 w.p.m. - III Typing 50
Computer Proficiency - IV
MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, MS Power Point and Internet.
100

The above scheme of examination will remain unchanged except change in the order of date (s) for EO, PR, PET, Drg. Teacher, Assistant, Jr. Stenographer, UDC and LDC which may be changed depending upon number of candidates. While efforts will be made to conduct the Examination in order of dates mentioned above for each category, there is a possibility that the order of dates for conduct of examination for EO, PR, PET, DT, Assistant, Jr. Steno, UDC and LDC may change due to administrative reasons. The exact date of holding the examination for these posts will be indicated in the Admit - Card to be sent to eligible candidates.

For the post of Assistant the candidates performance in paper-I will be evaluated first and based on the marks secured and merit ranking by a candidate, up to a cut off percentage as decided by KVS, the descriptive answer sheet of paper-II will be evaluated further in respect of only those candidates who are short listed on the basis of performance in paper-I.

For the post of Jr. Steno, UDC and LDC the merit will be prepared on the basis of Ist paper. The shorthand/Typing Test and Computer Proficiency Test will be qualifying in nature and the candidates will be expected to meet the minimum requirement prescribed for paper-II, III and IV as the case may be. The written examination shall be followed by a skill test which shall be qualifying in nature. (Minimum 40%). There will be no interview for the post of Assistant, Jr. Steno, UDC and LDC.

The Sangathan will make preliminary scrutiny of all the applications to determine eligibility of candidate before the Written Tests. For this purpose a candidate has to attach attested copies of qualification certificates, mark-sheets, caste, sub-category etc. for determining eligibility. However, in case even at the time of preliminary scrutiny, a candidate is allowed to appear at the written examination or even if called for the interview and such candidate does not fulfill any of the laid down selection criteria, his/her candidature will automatically be treated as cancelled even after giving letter of appointment. Therefore, before submitting the application, the candidate must ensure that he/she fulfills all the eligibility criteria as laid down in this advertisement. His/ her candidature will be purely provisional subject to eligibility being verified again after the test and/ or interview.

Candidate, who has been allowed to appear at the written test and/ or interview, should not presume that he/ she is eligible for appointment to the post. The Sangathan reserves the right to cancel his/ her candidature at any stage of the selection, if it is not as per the provisions laid down in this advertisement.

The decision of the Sangathan about the mode of selection to the post and eligibility conditions of the applicant shall be final and binding. No correspondence will be entertained in this regard. The candidate will report to the interview board well in advance, i.e., say at least 30 minutes before commencement of interview.

Interview Test:

  1. The candidate will be interviewed by a Board who will have before them a record of his career. He will be asked questions on matters of general interest. Questions on the subject pertaining to the post applied for may also be asked. The object of the interview is to assess the personal suitability of the candidate for a career in teaching profession by a Board of competent and unbiased observers. The test is intended to judge the mental caliber and communication skill of a candidate. Some of the qualities to be judged are mental alertness, critical powers of assimilation, clear and logical exposition, and balance of judgment, variety and depth of interest, leadership, intellectual and moral integrity.
  2. The technique of the interview is not that of a strict cross-examination but of a natural, though directed and purposive conversation which is intended to reveal the mental qualities of the candidate.
  3. The interview test is not intended to be a test either of the specialized or general knowledge of the candidates which has been already tested through their written papers. Candidates are expected to have taken an intelligent interest not only in their special subjects of academic study but also in the events which are happening around them both within and outside their own state or country as well as in modern currents of thought and in new discoveries which should arouse the curiosity of well educated youth/informed citizen.
  4. The final merit will be based on the combined performance in the written test, skill test and interview. For Education Officer, Principal and Misc. teaching posts the weightage shall be 80:20 respectively.

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan - Selection Process

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